"Sikele" Bianco

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Producer: Sikele
Region: Sicily
Country: Italy
Grapes: Grecanico

In Brief
Medium-Full Body, Radiant
Buckwheat honey, pickled apple, cedar wood

If you can't physically be there, the intensity of the Sicilian sunshine can be best experiencced while sipping their wines. Sikele winery takes their Gracanico grapes (aka Garganaga) and allows 13 hours of maceration on the skins before pressing them. The wine is then vinified in concrete tanks with native yeasts and aged for months in the tanks and another 3 in the bottle. This wine opens with a buckwheat honey and cedar nose, aromas which translate into those flavors on the palate, with herbal and light tobacco aromatics, a balancing acidity, and chestnuts on the finish. The beautiful texture of this is a great "intro" to "orange" wine also known as skin-contact, white wine.